Ready? You need to know this as the economy craters and the country hurtles toward God knows what kind of financial disaster.
Here it is -- the critical information of the day:
Women spend only about $25 on a new bra.
My reaction to this stunner must be similar to that of millions of women. WHAT!!? Where can you get a decent bra for just $25?
Bras are one of the great rip-offs of the "foundations" section of department stores., an unglamorous, unfun and yet consistently overpriced purchase. Finding a $25 bra that won't fall apart the first time through the rinse cycle is like finding a five dollar bill on the street.
The bare bra facts were revealed in a poll conducted by Consumer Reports National Research Center, which also tells us that 37% of women do not try on bras before buying them. (That's because a smart woman finds a bra that works for her and buys the same bra brand and style in the same size again and again and again.)
And here comes the real shocker: Matching bras and underpants is not a priority for most women. Some 58% of women say they never or rarely match their undies.
Oh, the horror!